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Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and other technologies for maintaining and trouble-shooting electronics and electro-optics

DARPA approaches industry for new kinds of underwater navigation for undersea drones and submarines

DARPA approaches industry for new kinds of underwater navigation for undersea drones and submarines

ARLINGTON, Va., 24 April 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry for ways to develop reliable, accurate, and affordable undersea navigation as alternatives to GPS and inertial navigation for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and other submersibles.

Navy to test large unmanned submarine next year in open-ocean voyage down the California coast

Navy to test large unmanned submarine next year in open-ocean voyage down the California coast

ARLINGTON, Va., 20 April 2015. A U.S. Navy-developed large unmanned submarine, which is designed carry a wide range of sensor and weapons payloads, or to serve as a mothership for other unmanned submersibles, is ready for tests in the open ocean.

Raytheon moves to full-scale development of RIM-162 ESSM Block 2 ship-defense missile

Raytheon moves to full-scale development of RIM-162 ESSM Block 2 ship-defense missile

WASHINGTON, 17 April 2015. Missile experts at the Raytheon Co. are moving forward with a project to design a next-generation shipboard missile able to defeat a wide variety of aircraft and missile threats with an active radar seeker than can operate independently of the launch ship.

Navy researchers developing swarms of cooperating air drones for overwhelming land and sea attacks

Navy researchers developing swarms of cooperating air drones for overwhelming land and sea attacks

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers have demonstrated swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) designed to overwhelm an adversary autonomously as the UAVs fly together like flocks of birds.

Technology and research to radiation-harden COTS electronics tot he radiation effects of nuclear weapons explosions

Navy to work with industry to find ways of hardening COTS electronics to nuclear explosions

CRANE, Ind., 14 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are working with working with industry and academia to find new ways to create radiation-hardened commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics from the effects of radiation from the explosion of nuclear weapons.

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 10 April 2015. U.S. military special operations experts are reaching out to industry for new technologies to help combat divers and swimmers maneuver, navigate, communicate, and fight in the water.

MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for height-restricted applications introduced by Holt

MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for height-restricted applications introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 9 April 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2579CG 3.3-volt MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for applications using cards with component height restrictions like PMC and XMC.

DARPA seeks to create enduring software that's immune to changes in operating systems and Web browsers

DARPA seeks to create enduring software that's immune to changes in operating systems and Web browsers

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 April 2015. U.S. military researchers are reaching out to software companies to find new methods, compiler designs, runtime implementations, and virtual machine technologies for building long-lived, survivable, and scalable adaptive software systems.

Hyperspectral sensors from Ball Aerospace to go on advanced weather-forecasting satellites

Weather satellite experts at Tempus Global Data in Ogden, Utah, needed hyperspectral sensors to be placed in geosynchronous Earth orbit for detailed weather observations. They found their solution from Ball Aerospace & Technologies in Broomfield, Colo.

Can military radar and communications systems share the same frequencies?

U.S. military researchers are moving forward with a project to enable radar and communications systems to share radio frequencies in an effort to spur efficiency and alleviate congestion in the electromagnetic spectrum.

DARPA launches cyber program to safeguard private and proprietary data

Military researchers are kicking off a cyber security program to develop ways to keep information private, as well as to understand how to build information systems that ensure private data can be used only for its intended purpose and no other.

Navy providing new photonics sensor masts to improve attack submarine stealth ans survivability

Navy providing new photonics sensor masts to improve attack submarine stealth and survivability

WASHINGTON, 6 April 2015. U.S. Navy submarine experts needed improved sensor photonics masts for Virginia-class fast attack submarines to improve stealthiness and survivability. They found their solution from L3 KEO in Northampton, Mass.

Army researchers survey industry for suppliers of Aeryon SkyRanger small helicopter drones

Army researchers survey industry for suppliers of Aeryon SkyRanger small helicopter drones

NATICK, Mass., 3 April 2015. U.S. Army soldier systems experts are surveying industry to find companies able to supply the SkyRanger small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed by Aeryon Labs Inc. in Waterloo Ontario.

Air Force researchers ready major cyber security project to safeguard avionics from computer hackers

Air Force researchers ready major cyber security project to safeguard avionics from computer hackers

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 3 April 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are advising industry to get ready for a potential $49.7 million cyber security project to safeguard military avionics from computer hackers and other cyber warfare threats.

Navy chooses Astronics Test Systems to build radio signal-routing systems for submarine fleet

Navy chooses Astronics Test Systems to build radio signal-routing systems for submarine fleet

NEWPORT, R.I., 2 April 2015. Radio communications experts at Astronics Test Systems are building on-board systems that route signals and information among various antennas and communications systems aboard U.S. Navy submarines.

Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems

Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., 1 April 2015. U.S. Air Force test experts needed technology upgrades to enhance integrated electronic warfare (EW) test capability at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. They found their solution from Avarint LLC in Buffalo, N.Y.

Air Force to convert 25 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $28.5 million contract to Boeing

Air Force to convert 25 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $28.5 million contract to Boeing

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 30 March 2015. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. will convert 25 retired U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters into sophisticated manned and unmanned target drones under terms of a $28.5 million contract announced Friday.

DARPA surveys industry for mature unmanned sensor payloads to detect and classify surface vessels

DARPA surveys industry for mature unmanned sensor payloads to detect and classify surface vessels

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 March 2015. U.S. military researchers are surveying industry to find mature electro-optic sensor payload and signal-processing technologies that can help unmanned surface vessels (USVs) detect and classify other surface ships in the area.

DARPA picks four companies to develop affordable sub-reflector-based imaging radar technologies

DARPA picks four companies to develop affordable sub-reflector-based imaging radar technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 March 2015. U.S. Military researchers have chosen four companies for contracts worth a potential $11.3 million to carry out a project to design new kinds of imaging radar that rely on electronic sub-reflector designs, rather than on a moving platform or target, to perform scanning.

Army scientists ask industry for camouflage fabrics that hide soldiers from electro-optical sensors

Army scientists ask industry for camouflage fabrics that hide soldiers from electro-optical sensors

NATICK, Mass., 26 March 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to develop electro-optical camouflaged fabric to help warfighters hide from enemy short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensors.

Low-profile power supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications introduced by TDK Lambda

Low-profile power supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications introduced by TDK Lambda

SAN DIEGO, 25 March 2015. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing the CUT75 low profile, triple output power supplies for test and measurement, industrial, and broadcast applications. The power suppliers come in the industry standard 3-by-5-inch footprint, and measure 1.06 inches high.

Oscilloscopes to help circuit designers progress from prototypes to production introduced by Keysight

Oscilloscopes to help circuit designers progress from prototypes to production introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 24 March 2015. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the Infiniium V-series oscilloscopes for circuit designers and engineers to make rapid progress from first silicon to eventual product release. The oscilloscopes range from 8 to 33 GHz.

Electronics cooling moving forward at IBM in attempts to build thermal management into chip designs

Electronics cooling moving forward at IBM in attempts to build thermal management into chip designs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 18 March 2015. Microelectronics experts at IBM Corp. are taking the next step in a U.S. military research program to design convective or evaporative microfluidic cooling directly into microchip designs and packaging.

Virtex-7-based PCI Express FMC carrier for demanding DSP applications introduced by Pentek

Virtex-7-based PCI Express FMC carrier for demanding DSP applications introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 18 March 2015. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the Flexor model 7070 PCI Express FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) embedded computing carrier with a Virtex-7 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for demanding digital signal processing (DSP) applications.

Electromagnetic spectrum sharing among radar and communications systems moving forward

Electromagnetic spectrum sharing among radar and communications systems moving forward

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 March 2015. U.S. military researchers are moving forward with a project to enable radar and communications systems to share radio frequencies in an effort to spur efficiency and alleviate congestion in the electromagnetic spectrum.

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April 2015
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